Dr. David Drew
P.O. Box 7352 York,
I received your letter of December 20,
2006, requesting my authorizing a priest to administer the sacrament of
Confirmation to twelve children at Saints Peter and Paul mission. I
appreciate your understanding that I do not believe such
authorization/delegation would be appropriate.
You may be familiar
with the news speculations about the anticipated "motu proprio" of our Holy
Father, Pope Benedict XVI, regarding the traditional Latin Mass. At this
point, I do not know the decisions of the Holy Father on this matter.
Our Sunday and holy
day traditional Latin Masses are now back at the beautiful Saint Lawrence
Chapel. The beautiful restoration of Saint Patrick Cathedral is complete. I
hope you have a chance to visit.
our Lord bless you with His abundant grace during this holy season of
yours in Christ,
Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades Bishop of Harrisburg